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Cruise Software Engineer Salaries

Software Engineer compensation at Cruise ranges from $205K per year for L3 to $898K per year for L7. The median compensation package totals $365K. View the base salary, stock, and bonus breakdowns for Cruise's total compensation packages. Last updated: 12/5/2023

Average Compensation By Level
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Level Name
Total
Base
Stock (/yr)
Bonus
L3
Software Engineer(Entry Level)
$205K
$138K
$50K
$16K
L4
Senior Software Engineer I
$299K
$180K
$82K
$37K
L5
Senior Software Engineer II
$410K
$213K
$161K
$36K
L6
Staff Software Engineer
$562K
$250K
$259K
$53K
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Vesting Schedule

25%

YR 1

25%

YR 2

25%

YR 3

25%

YR 4

Stock Type
RSU

At Cruise, Main RSUs are subject to a 4-year vesting schedule:

  • 25% vests in the 1st-year (25.00% annually)

  • 25% vests in the 2nd-year (6.25% quarterly)

  • 25% vests in the 3rd-year (6.25% quarterly)

  • 25% vests in the 4th-year (6.25% quarterly)

Cruise has a program called Recurring Liquidity Opportunity (RLO) to give employees liquidity on their private stock which is bought back by General Motors and other partners.



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FAQ

The highest paying salary package reported for a Software Engineer at Cruise sits at a yearly total compensation of $897,990. This includes base salary as well as any potential stock compensation and bonuses.
The median yearly total compensation reported at Cruise for the Software Engineer role is $353,000.

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